When news broke that Jeffrey Dean Morgan would be reprising his role as John Winchester for the upcoming 300th episode of Supernatual, fans were totally excited, but no one was more stoked about the milestone than Morgan. While guest co-hosting with Kelly Ripa on Live With Kelly and Ryan, Morgan opened up on just how unprecedented and awesome his return to the long-running series was.
The big episode, which is titled “Lebanon” is set to air on Thursday, February 7 at 8 PM and while Morgan’s appearance will be a delight to audiences, Executive Producer Andrew Dabb hinted last year that they may see some other familiar faces as well.
Shortly after the news was announced, Morgan shared an image of his script on Twitter with the caption “there’s no place like home”. Morgan played Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean’s (Jensen Ackles) father John throughout season one and in the second season’s premiere and finale for a total of twelve episodes.
— Jeffrey Dean Morgan (@JDMorgan) December 13, 2018
At San Diego Comic-Con this year, Dabb briefly talked about what he had in mind for the 300th episode, describing episode 100, which aired during season 5, as “very much a straight-up episode” and season 10’s 200th episode as “very much in the other direction, where it was very meta and a commentary on the show.” So, for episode 300, Dabb said they “want to do something that lies in the middle.”
Meaning that episode 300 would be more geared toward the outside looking in, but fear not, the episode will still feature the same heart, story, and murder that fans love about the show.
Are you excited to see Jeffrey Dean Morgan back on Supernatural? Be sure to tune into the big 300th episode on February 7th!